There is nothing quite like the great outdoors. Camping is a treasured Aussie tradition that creates special holiday memories to fondly look back on.
There are many camping options for you to consider whilst visiting our region. From the comforts and convenience of many commercial holiday parks to the freedom of nature inspired National Parks and Forestry sites you have it all here waiting for you.
Take a look at our Caravan, Camping and Holiday Parks listings for an idea of what is on offer.
Our handy Where to Camp Guide covers all the basics on free and commercial places for you to consider.
Camping under the stars
A local and visitor favourite is Diamond Head Camp Ground, this beach side campground has excellent camping and picnic facilities. It has sites for motorhomes, caravans, camper vans, camper trailers and tents. There are gas barbecues, picnic shelters and outdoor showers right next to the beach. Park entry fees and camping fees are applicable check their website for more details.
If you're after more of an escape off the beaten track in our state forests then put Mount Boss State Forest into your GPS! Enjoy the serenity of Cobrabald-Wild Bull recreation area where you will find BBQ facilities, toilets and the perfect deep waterhole for a summer dip - also home to some catfish! Just a short drive from Wauchope it's a lovely secluded spot for couples or small groups.
Swans Crossing in Kerewong State Forest is a popular picnic and camping area for families, with all the necessary facilities set on a former dairy/beef property owned by the Swan family, just a 20 minute drive from Kew. Surrounded by regenerated native forest and hardwood plantations it's a lush backdrop to a beautiful expansive area. The nearby shallows of Upsalls Creek provide a cool, quiet swimming spot. The historical Longworth's Tramway Heritage Walk is only a short drive away, with connecting bushwalking trails offering even more for the nature lover.
What about a touch of glamping
Ever wanted to sleep in luxury linen surrounded by beautiful furnishings under the protection of a Bell Tent? If this sounds like your type of glamping then Flourish Tents will set it all up for you, so there is nothing to do but kick back and relax.
If glamping is your style and you want all the modern conveniences with the mixture of fresh air and a feeling of being in the great outdoors, book into Reflections Holiday Parks Bonny Hills. Overlooking the stunning Rainbow Beach this is like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Someone else can do the hard work
Time is precious when on holidays, spending time packing all the camping essentials, setting it up on site then having to pull it all down at the end of yiur stay can be daunting and seem like too much hard work. Kendall Kampers have a brilliant service where they will come and set up the Kamper trailer and return to take it away when the holiday is over!
Put a roof over your head
NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park not only delivers on great caravan and camping facilities, ideal CBD location and picturesque outlook but their cabins are the perfect choice if you are looking for something a little more solid over your head!
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